The official page of the Ministry of Health and Population on the social networking site “Facebook” published a video clip to educate citizens about the danger of rabies.
In the video, Dr. Nasr Abdel Aziz, Director of Reception and Director of the Maqouin Center at Mansoura Fever Hospital, spoke about the seriousness of rabies or the so-called rabies disease, explaining that it is one of the serious diseases, which is a viral disease that affects mammary animals such as dogs, cats, horses, donkeys and others.
Nasr Abdel-Aziz added that the disease is transmitted to humans through the saliva of infected animals that spit or scratch the person. Symptoms of the disease often appear in the form of neurological symptoms such as insomnia, irritability and excessive salivation, fear of water and air.
The director of reception and director of the Maqouin Center at Mansoura Fever Hospital indicated that the danger of rabies to humans is fatal, meaning that the death rate in cases with symptoms of rabies was 100%
The video explained, that the symptoms appear after the end of the incubation period, which is the period from the time of entry of the virus or exposure to infection until symptoms appear, it may be short, it may be a week and may extend for some cases to a year, but often from one month to 3 months, and depends on several factors such as severity Confusion and a nerve-rich place far from the brain, and the viral load
He pointed out that rabies can be prevented, of course, by 100%, as stated by the World Health Organization, by following the necessary and timely preventive measures, after exposure to the wound, the wound should be washed well as soon as possible with running water and soap in a sufficient period of not less than 15 minutes. The most important action of all.
He said that this measure prevents the epidemic from entering the nervous system by up to 90%, and after that going to one of the disabled centers or the nearest hospital in order to take care of the wound and take the protective bait from rabies, warning against sewing the wound resulting from animal biting.